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Sprint to Deploy 56K Service Nationwide

Sprint announced it will begin rolling out 56Kbps Internet access service nationwide the first quarter 1998.

The company reports the high-speed 56K service will be available in many major cities across the country in about 60 days using a national access number.

Sprint will be implementing 3Com's x2 technology, and will work with 3Com on having the 56K service conform to the proposed International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standard.

Sprint Internet Passport offers unlimited Internet access for $19.95 a month. Or users can choose to pay only $1.50 per hour, with no minimum usage required. Users can sign up for the service online, or phone 1-800-817-7755.